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Published: 23 May 2013

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780199307456

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The Gingrich Senators

The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress

Sean M. Theriault

  • The naming of the current Senate as "The Partisan Senate. "
  • The distinction between party polarization and partisan warfare.
  • The unique argument that a particular breed of senators - namely, the Gingrich Senators - are responsible for this transformation.
  • Going beyond roll-call votes to measure partisanship in the Senate.